Greater Burlington YMCA
Lifeguards are in short supply nationally. Lifeguard Certification training gives you the knowledge and skills for a great job where you can literally save lives! Our classes are added throughout the year, so check back here regularly for updates.
Questions? Contact Reiko Maeda, Assistant Aquatics Director, at [email protected] or 802-652-8143 for more information on any of these programs.
Train to be a lifeguard! Learn lifesaving skills to help people stay safe in, on, and around the water. You must be 15 years old by the final day of class to enroll. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive two certifications: Lifeguarding Skills and First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Additional modules, such as waterfront skills to lifeguard natural bodies of water, may be available and require a conversation with the instructor. This is a blended learning class, so you will have 7-10 hours of course work (which your instructor will grant access to) that must be completed prior to the start of the class. To successfully complete the course, participants are expected to be strong swimmers, mature and professional, and attend all class sessions.Dates: December 13-15, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pmCost: Member $300 / Non-Member $400
For individuals who have previously completed the full lifeguard training successfully. Refresh your lifeguarding knowledge and skills, and ensure your certification stays up to date. Attendees must have both American Red Cross Lifeguarding Skills and CPR/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certifications, which have not expired for more than 30 days. If your certifications have expired for more than 30 days, you’ll need to take the full course again in order to renew your certification. There is no online pre-course work.Date: Sunday, November 13, 9:00am-6:00pm Cost: Member $150 / Non-Member $250
Learn basic water rescue skills and get CPR certified! Participants must be 11-14 years old and able to pass a deep-end test to enroll. Dates / Time: Sundays, November 6, 13, 20, and December 4, from 8:00am-4:00pm each dayCost: Member $150 / Non-member $200
This class is for current lifeguards who are interested in gaining their Lifeguard Instructor certification. You must hold a current lifeguard certification (must be active for at least one year) and you must be 17 years old. This is a blended learning class, so you will have 3-4 hours of online course work that MUST be completed prior to the start of the class. Upon registering you will receive an email from the instructor, Eli, with all needed details regarding class.In addition to the online pre course work, there is an in-water skills pre course session at the beginning of day 1. This skills session is the same as the pre course session for the Lifeguarding course: a 300-500 yard swim and a timed event using a 10 pound brick.Dates / Time: December 10 + 11, 8:30am – 6:00pmCost: Member $500 / Non-member $500To update an expiring LGI certification:Complete the same 3-hour online course work, then join us on Sunday, December 11, from 8:30am – 6:00pm.Cost: Member $125 / Non-member $125Contact Reiko for more information, [email protected]